Automation insights and productivity tips from LEAPWORK.
Usually, in this blog, we tend to look at the LEAPWORK Automation Platform from a user perspective. We talk about how to automate different kinds of work processes and we also give you a few tips and tricks every now and then. However, we’ve recently made some changes to the core engine, so we thought it would be interesting to look into the engine room for a change. Buckle up because we’re about to get a little technical.
In order to improve testing processes and transform them into an efficient and cost-effective part of software development, companies are introducing concepts such as agile, DevOps, or BDD in their teams. The rising adoption of these frameworks is slowly shrinking the gap between IT and business, allowing for more collaboration and continuous delivery. In order to facilitate this collaboration, automation has been brought into play.
In a traditional software development process, developers write programs and build features, and testers then test the written pieces of software. However, businesses are now operating at a faster pace and, therefore, software development needs to keep up with business demands.
There are several methodologies available for implementation in software testing. However, not all require the same effort to create and maintain these tests. If you need to run the same tests, but with different parameter values, then you can easily do this through Data-driven testing (DDT).
Software is continuously evolving through changes, updates, and bug fixes. However, even the smallest of the changes can have a domino effect in an application’s source code.
Faced with frequent product releases and system upgrades, there is increasing pressure on resources used in software testing. While manual testing through the user interface (UI) can be time-consuming, one way, as we all know by now, to free up tester hours is to automate.
The introduction of agile methodologies has allowed software developers to ensure quality while decreasing production times and streamlining the development process. Within this methodology, testing has taken center stage to align development with customer needs.
Testing continuously at multiple stages of the release pipeline supports delivery of high-quality software. Here’s how to pick an automation solution for your Continuous Testing needs.
To keep up with the ever-increasing customer expectations to digital products and services, software providers are under pressure to be more and more thorough in their quality assurance of products. Learn how Continuous Testing can support those efforts.
Digital transformation of businesses is not only necessary, but it is also happening. One of the effects this has is that many business-related operations are dependent on an ever-increasing number of platforms, systems, and applications. Testing and end-to-end testing are essential to risk reduction; however many cite high costs as a reason to focus on other testing forms. The key to solving this lies in automation. Read more about why you should automate end-to-end tests in this article.
Selenium IDE is a great open source tool for HTML-savvy users who want record and playback automation of simple web applications, but isn’t suitable for enterprises and has very limited functionality. This post compares Selenium IDE with LEAPWORK enterprise web automation.
Selenium is a great tool for professional programmers who want to automate web applications, but for users who don’t (want to) write code, there are better options. This post compares code-based Selenium with LEAPWORK web automation. Side-by-side video comparison included.
Test automation frameworks are basically recipes for how to build automated test cases. They include guidelines for testers on how they should do their job. The problem is, these frameworks don’t always work, as they tend to complicate test automation more than necessary.
So far, automation frameworks and tools have dictated that testers should waste time programming. Codeless test automation is a much more efficient way for testers to work. Here's why.
Data migration efforts in enterprises are often done manually - or not at all, because it's too risky. Learn how UI automation can help solve some of your data migration issues.
In thousands of enterprises, ServiceNow is the beating heart of daily operations. If something breaks, it will have effects across the business. The problem is, testing ServiceNow is a real time sink, which puts the platform’s agility at risk.
With the vast array of browsers and devices on the market, there are many ways an application can be accessed. For testers, this creates a well-known challenge of having to test their application across multiple browsers and devices. This method of testing is called cross-browser testing.
Test automation is about letting software robots perform repetitive tasks, emulating end-user interaction with the system under test, in order to increase the range, depth, and reliability of one's quality assurance efforts.
While Selenium is primarily used for automating web applications for testing purposes, it’s actually intended for browser automation more generally. It's up to Selenium users to come up with creative applications of the automation framework.
Poor data quality puts customer experience at risk. To mitigate that risk, IT-driven enterprises need continuous data cleansing.
Steep learning curves make it difficult to evaluate automation tools within a reasonable time frame. This can cause the evaluation to drag out and in the worst cases, automation projects are tanked altogether.
Most mistakes in test automation are predictable and can be avoided by following best practices. Here's a handful of guidelines to help you achieve success with automation:
The 2018.1 Release of the LEAPWORK Automation Platform introduces a new Controller – the software that, among other things, stores all the data used in automation flows. With the new Controller, LEAPWORK users can ensure that their data storage in relation to test and process automation is GDPR compliant.
Failing digital channels can have a devastating effect on your revenue stream. In this post we’ll look at how to ensure the quality of e-commerce operations with the help of test and process automation.